COUNSELOR-4 JOB DESCRIPTION
Colonial Management Group, LP
Employee Name: Reports to: Program Director
Department: Clinic FLSA: Non-exempt Direct Reports: 0
Provides individual, group, and family counseling to patients as required. Works with multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of Medical Director, Program Director, Treatment Services Coordinator, Counselors and Nurses to identify and meet the clinical needs of the patient and to assist in their overall well-being.
➢ Works with patients to complete all intake, admission, discharge and transfer paperwork.
➢ Documents patient progress through counseling and interaction through groups.
➢ Completes patient psychosocial and an individualized treatment plan within the required time frame.
➢ Identifies any clinical/case management needs and works to address those needs.
➢ Performs individual, group, and family counseling as required.
➢ Performs at least 20 hours of direct one-on-one patient contact per week through individual or group counseling.
➢ Reports patient abuse, neglect and exploitation as required.
➢ Reports patient grievances as required.
➢ Educates patient in all aspects of treatment, corresponding health issues and steps to recovery.
➢ Obtains Urine Drug Screens and initial patient photo identification.
➢ Assists in monitoring all patient activities on center premises.
➢ Actively participates in community relations activities as directed and authorized.
➢ Ensures the reading and understanding of the Policy and Procedures Manual.
➢ Ensures compliance with 42 CFR Part 2 (Federal Confidentiality Regulations) and 45 CFR, Parts 160 & 164 (HIPAA)
➢ Is responsible for obtaining or maintaining proper licensure and/or certification according to specific state requirements.
➢ Actively participates in preparation for surveys and inspections conducted by CARF, the State, DEA, Board of Pharmacy and any other agency site visits as dictated by the state laws or regulations.
➢ Participates in all staff meetings
➢ Ensures compliance with local, State, Federal and Colonial Management Group, LP rules, regulations and policies.
➢ Always acts in the best interests of the program and company; honors, supports, and protects the proprietary data and rights of the company.
➢ Performs other tasks as assigned by clinic, region or corporate leadership.
➢ Minnesota Staff Only: Responsible for completing Freedom From Chemical Use Form
(Scope of the person's authority, including a list of jobs that report to this job).
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competencies (minimum knowledge, skill, and ability) required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions).
Education/Licensure/Certification: Experience in substance abuse field is not required, but preferred. Qualified candidates will have a Masters degree in a related field.
Required Knowledge: Master-level knowledge.
Experience Required: Minimum of 500 hours of experience in substance abuse is
Skill and Ability: Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to multitask, prioritize, be dependable and reliable.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
(The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Finger Dexterity: Use primarily for writing, operating calculator, telephone, keyboard and other office equipment.
Talking: Ability to communicate with patients and fellow employees.
Hearing: Ability to hear normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Vision: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to observe patients and work on computer. Clear vision at 20 inches or less and distant vision at 20 feet or more.
Physical Strength: Sedentary work; sitting much of the time. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. Movement such as standing, walking and occasional bending or reaching is required. Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally.
(The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
(The mental activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Reasoning Ability: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Mathematics Ability: Basic mathematics skills required.
Language Ability: N/A
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